IonQ Announces Pat Tang as New VP of Research & Development

Tang’s addition bolsters IonQ’s leadership in cutting-edge quantum technology

COLLEGE PARK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IonQ (NYSE: IONQ), an industry leader in quantum computing, today announced the hiring of Pat Tang as Vice President of Research and Development (VP R&D). As VP R&D at IonQ, Tang will lead the company’s technical exploration efforts, with a particular emphasis on developing and validating highly impactful technologies that will shape the future of IonQ’s cutting-edge systems.

Tang joins IonQ with over 23 years of technology experience, most recently as an Engineering Vice President at Amazon Lab126. At Lab126, he led engineering teams behind the Kindle, Echo, FireTV, and emerging devices group. Previously, as a team lead at Apple, Tang designed and managed the testing and development of several hardware products.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Pat to IonQ’s leadership team. With a successful career at Amazon and Apple, Pat has successfully been at the forefront of building innovative technologies and scaling their application to address customer needs and demand. His experience and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible with quantum computing,” said Peter Chapman, CEO and President, IonQ.

Tang has a diverse background that includes multi-touch sensor architecture, RF design and reliability engineering. He earned his PhD in the solid-state physics group at Imperial College London and most recently founded Project Mustard Seed, a charity dedicated to providing shelter and education to those in need.

“I am excited to be joining IonQ during this pivotal moment in the quantum computing industry,” said Tang. “Throughout my career, I have been deeply passionate about pushing the boundaries of what was once thought impossible in engineering and using technology to solve complex challenges. At IonQ, I see an extraordinary opportunity to build on that passion and work alongside an exceptionally talented team to accelerate the development of quantum computing. I look forward to playing a role in this exciting journey with IonQ.”

Today’s announcement follows recent news that IonQ has hired Rima Alameddine, formerly of NVIDIA, as Chief Revenue Officer and appointed Wendy Thomas, CEO of Secureworks, to the IonQ Board of Directors. Additionally, in 2023 IonQ announced new results from a recent customer partnership on quantum Monte Carlo algorithms and a new agreement with Abu Dhabi’s Quantum Research Center – Technology Innovation Institute (QRC-TII) to enable the testing and execution of quantum algorithms, among others. For more information, visit

About IonQ

IonQ, Inc. is a leader in quantum computing, with a proven track record of innovation and deployment. IonQ Aria is the latest in a line of cutting-edge commercial quantum systems, boasting industry-leading 25 algorithmic qubits. Along with record performance, IonQ has defined what it believes is the best path forward to scale.

IonQ is the only company with its quantum systems available through the cloud on Amazon Braket, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, as well as through direct API access. IonQ was founded in 2015 by Christopher Monroe and Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of pioneering research. To learn more, visit

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